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The Elephant in the Room – Master Data and Application Data

by Andrew White  |  January 14, 2014

Alternative title for this blog: The Difference between Master Data and Application Data is Huge – and Missing! Many users, and even some analyst, confuse master data with the other...

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The role of Metadata in Governing (operational) Business Information

by Andrew White  |  May 30, 2013

I did a vendor briefing with a vendor today.  The topic was “how we support end user needs for managing metadata”.  This vendor would be found if you were looking...

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Another Magic Quadrant for MDM - this for product (or 'thing) data

by Andrew White  |  July 10, 2009

I just published an updated Magic Quadrant (for 2009) for Master Data Management of Product Data.  The update is quite interesting.  Despite the name we don’t really cast any spells...

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Defining MDM - again

by Andrew White  |  July 1, 2009

Seems odd, but can we talk about defining “MDM”, and maybe master data? I was pointed to that great knowledge base in the sky, Wikipedia, and its definition of MDM....

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Of Data Quality and its role within MDM; and defining master data (again).

by Andrew White  |  February 20, 2009

Sanjay Kumar, head of data management for Satyam Computer Services Limited, was quoted today in an Information Management article called, “5 Data Quality Management Steps for MDM”.  The article highlights...

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Can “single view” of master data be achieved without an MDM technology?

by Andrew White  |  February 17, 2009

In my ongoing efforts that are part of the update to the 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MDM of Product Data, I took a vendor briefing last Thursday that got...

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What's in a Price?

by Andrew White  |  October 21, 2008

I received one particular (spam) email today from – not an organization I am that familiar with.  However, the email informed me, “If last year's events and the sudden vanishing...

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